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post #181 of 198
Rosie put it best "Chicago is like New York LITE"
post #182 of 198
Thanks guys. I visit NYC about every year and I have a blast every time. But again, it's for 3-4 days, not 2+ years. Never been to Chicago before I intend on visiting soon. One large draw to Chicago is that I can keep my car. Whereas in NYC, no way I would want my car. Car plays a factor because I just purchased it (2011 Legacy).

Oddly enough, Today i had an impromptu conversation with the NY hiring manager and he basically sold me on the job in NYC. I've got the greenlight just for NYC. Waiting to hear back from Chi....

Stitch, we will have to meet up eventually. It'll be super awkward when we realize the person is nothing like the SF'er
post #183 of 198
Watching the Bulls vs Celtics game on TNT. If Chicago wins, I'll move there. Maybe..
post #184 of 198
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Thanks guys. I visit NYC about every year and I have a blast every time. But again, it's for 3-4 days, not 2+ years. Never been to Chicago before I intend on visiting soon. One large draw to Chicago is that I can keep my car. Whereas in NYC, no way I would want my car. Car plays a factor because I just purchased it (2011 Legacy).
Oddly enough, Today i had an impromptu conversation with the NY hiring manager and he basically sold me on the job in NYC. I've got the greenlight just for NYC. Waiting to hear back from Chi....
Stitch, we will have to meet up eventually. It'll be super awkward when we realize the person is nothing like the SF'er

you should defo go to see chicago before you decide. they are both great cities, but a different atmosphere. best to experience them both before deciding.

we certainly should meet one day. you will find i am exactly as you think i am. or not. ask spoo, see what he says lol.

i usually visit chicago and NYC at least once a year each or more. once you settle in whatever city you choose, we shall hopefully meet on my next visit.
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Watching the Bulls vs Celtics game on TNT. If Chicago wins, I'll move there. Maybe..

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post #185 of 198
When I first started in NYC it was with a similar salary and it was fairly tough to have a balanced lifestyle on that kind of money. Living in the area you want, in a building and apartment that doesn't suck, and doing the things you want to do (restaurants, nightlife, travel, etc) all becomes very difficult on that budget. It's doable, but not ideal.

That said, I'd much rather live in NYC, but I have a LOT of things keeping me here.

You should visit Chicago before making a final decision.
post #186 of 198

i've been to new york but not chicago.. I have to admit New York maybe the ' One of the Caps of the world ' but it was just not what it seemed, visiting Chicago this summer - hopfully i would get a better perception of it.

post #187 of 198

Yeah - It is confirmed that i will arrive in Chicago Early Next month early for 2 weeks, Hopefully it has a good impression. 

post #188 of 198
Having lived in both cities, I will say that Chicago is 80% of the city at 40% of the cost. Some people need that extra 20%. For reference, Boston is 35%of the city at 70% of the cost.
post #189 of 198
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Having lived in both cities, I will say that Chicago is 80% of the city at 40% of the cost. Some people need that extra 20%. For reference, Boston is 35%of the city at 70% of the cost.


Thanks for letting us know, Chicago seems pretty badass!  and Cheap for the full benefits.

post #190 of 198
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Having lived in both cities, I will say that Chicago is 80% of the city at 40% of the cost. Some people need that extra 20%. For reference, Boston is 35%of the city at 70% of the cost.

That's my take on it. I think we can objectively say NY has more of everything but what one person needs all that for the added cost of living there? Plus as Globe said Chicago actually seems like a real place as there are actual families around not just legions of 25yr old analysts high on cocaine.
post #191 of 198
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That's my take on it. I think we can objectively say NY has more of everything but what one person needs all that for the added cost of living there? Plus as Globe said Chicago actually seems like a real place as there are actual families around not just legions of 25yr old analysts high on cocaine.

+1. I love NY and visit whenever I can, but I'd much prefer to live in Chicago.
post #192 of 198
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post #193 of 198
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Looks any other metropolis. It's like saying the beaches of Cali are better than the beaches of Florida. They both have sand and water and ass.

If you want to save money, go to Chicago. If you like spending more money for less, go to NYC.
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That last sentence is grounds for banning

 

NYC squirrels agree.

 

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post #195 of 198
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In terms of academia (i am super geek boy, so this $hit concerns me)... i tend to think University of Chicago is better than Columbia and NYU. Although Columbia and UofC are pretty close. ok.. just my 2 cents. More Nobel Prizes in Economics out of Univ Chicago than anywhere else.


No.  Columbia is way, way better than Chicago, and has way more national and international impact.  Not that I'm biased, or anything icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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